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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27178403/obesity-and-lower-limb-venous-disease-the-epidemic-of-phlebesity
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Huw Ob Davies, Matthew Popplewell, Rishi Singhal, Neil Smith, Andrew W Bradbury
Introduction Lower limb venous disease affects up to one half, and obesity up to one quarter, of the adult population. Many people are therefore affected by, and present to health services for the treatment of both conditions. This article reviews the available evidence of pathophysiological and clinical relationship between obesity and varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and ulceration and deep vein thrombosis. Methods A literature search of PubMed and Cochrane libraries was performed in accordance with PRISMA statement from 1946 to 2015, with further article identification from following cited references for articles examining the relationship between obesity and venous disease...
May 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325135/long-term-follow-up-results-of-patients-undergoing-transjugular-coil-embolisation
#2
Katherine Hurst, Ashok Handa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211296/recommendations-for-the-medical-management-of-chronic-venous-disease-the-role-of-micronized-purified-flavanoid-fraction-mpff
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REVIEW
Ronald Bush, Anthony Comerota, Mark Meissner, Joseph D Raffetto, Steven R Hahn, Katherine Freeman
Scope A systematic review of the clinical literature concerning medical management of chronic venous disease with the venoactive therapy Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction was conducted in addition to an investigation of the hemodynamics and mechanism of chronic venous disease. Methods The systematic review of the literature focused on the use of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction (diosmin) which has recently become available in the US, in the management of chronic venous disease. The primary goal was to assess the level of evidence of the role of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction in the healing of ulcers, and secondarily on the improvement of the symptoms of chronic venous disease such as edema...
April 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27075680/first-dutch-guidelines-on-lipedema-using-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
#4
Anne B Halk, Robert J Damstra
Introduction Lipedema is a chronic, progressive condition that can result in considerable disability. In 2011, the Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venereology organized a task force to create guidelines on lipedema, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health of the World Health Organization. Guideline development Clinical questions on significant issues in lipedema care were proposed, involving (1) making the diagnosis of lipedema; (2) clinimetric measurements for early detection and adequate follow-up; and (3) treatment...
April 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081687/summaries-of-recent-phlebological-abstracts
#5
L Kabnick, J Almeida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26908638/clarivein%C3%A2-early-results-from-a-large-single-centre-series-of-mechanochemical-endovenous-ablation-for-varicose-veins
#6
T Y Tang, J W Kam, M E Gaunt
Objectives This study assessed the effectiveness and patient experience of the ClariVein® endovenous occlusion catheter for varicose veins from a large single-centre series in the UK. Methods A total of 300 patients (371 legs) underwent ClariVein® treatment for their varicose veins; 184 for great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence, 62 bilateral GSV, 23 short saphenous vein (SSV), 6 bilateral SSV and 25 combined unilateral great saphenous vein and SSV. Patients were reviewed at an interval of two months post procedure and underwent Duplex ultrasound assessment...
February 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26769720/practice-patterns-of-adjunctive-therapy-for-venous-leg-ulcers
#7
Faisal Aziz, Joseph D Raffetto, Jose A Diaz, Daniel D Myers, Kathleen J Ozsvath, Teresa L Carman, Brajesh K Lal
Objectives Venous leg ulcers (VLU) are the most severe clinical sequelae of venous reflux and post thrombotic syndrome. There is a consensus that ablation of refluxing vein segments and treatment of significant venous obstruction can heal VLUs. However, there is wide disparity in the use and choice of adjunctive therapies for VLUs. The purpose of this study was to assess these practice patterns among members of the American Venous Forum. Methods The AVF Research Committee conducted an online survey of its own members, which consisted of 16 questions designed to determine the specialty of physicians, location of treatment, treatment practices and reimbursement for treatment of VLUs Results The survey was distributed to 667 practitioners and a response rate of 18...
February 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440727/foam-sclerotherapy-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-in-association-with-pre-terminal-saphenous-junction-ligation-division-as-an-office-based-procedure-12-month-results
#8
Moro Leo, Ricci Stefano, Antonelli Incalzi Raffaele
Objective Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) - one of the most frequently recommended methods for treating great saphenous vein incompetence - is easy and inexpensive. However, it achieves a lower occlusion rate compared to endovenous thermal ablation. The application of UGFS to pre-terminal great saphenous vein interruption, eliminating the saphenous stem wash out effect, enhances the short-term occlusion rate. This study explores the results of this technique at 12 months. Method Thirty great saphenous veins (28 patients) with junction incompetence, with calibres >6 mm and >30 cm reflux stem length were submitted to echo-guided pre-terminal great saphenous vein interruption and foam great saphenous vein occlusion...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429632/comparison-of-piezoresistive-sensor-to-picopress%C3%A2-in-in-vitro-interface-pressure-measurement
#9
Yung-Wei Chi, Kuo-Hao Tseng, Ruya Li, Tingrui Pan
Objective Interface pressure, the sine qua non for compression therapy, is rarely measured in clinical practice and scientific research. The goal of this study aimed to compare and examine the accuracy between a commercially available piezoresistive sensor and PicoPress® (Microlab, Padua, Italy) using the cylinder cuff model to measure in-vitro interface pressure. Method Ten piezoresistive sensors were calibrated using the National Institute of Standard and Technology certified manometer, and compared to PicoPress® using cylinder cuff model from 20 to 120 mmHg...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403688/quantification-of-early-cutaneous-manifestations-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency-by-automated-analysis-of-photographic-images-feasibility-and-technical-considerations
#10
François Becker, Patrice Fourgeau, Patrick H Carpentier, Amina Ouchène
We postulate that blue telangiectasia and brownish pigmentation at ankle level, early markers of chronic venous insufficiency, can be quantified for longitudinal studies of chronic venous disease in Caucasian people. Objectives and methods To describe a photographic technique specially developed for this purpose. The pictures were acquired using a dedicated photo stand to position the foot in a reproducible way, with a normalized lighting and acquisition protocol. The image analysis was performed with a tool developed using algorithms optimized to detect and quantify blue telangiectasia and brownish pigmentation and their relative surface in the region of interest...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403687/mechanochemical-endovenous-ablation-of-saphenous-veins-using-the-clarivein-a-systematic-review
#11
Marianne E Witte, Clark J Zeebregts, Gert Jan de Borst, Michel M P J Reijnen, Doeke Boersma
Objective To systematically review all available English literature on mechanochemical endovenous ablation and to report on the anatomical, technical, and clinical success. Methods A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library on mechanochemical endovenous ablation for the treatment of insufficient great and/or small saphenous vein. Methodological quality of the included studies was evaluated using the MINORS score. The primary outcome measure was anatomical success, defined as closure of the treated vein on follow-up duplex ultrasound imaging...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379059/evaluation-of-inflammatory-cell-biomarkers-in-chronic-venous-insufficiency
#12
Lindsey T Mosmiller, Kelsey N Steele, Carl D Shrader, Ashley B Petrone
Objective Inflammation has been implicated as a factor that may contribute to chronic venous insufficiency. The purpose of this study is to compare readily available inflammatory cell biomarkers, with an emphasis on neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, and neutrophil lymphocyte ratio, in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. We hypothesized that circulating leukocyte counts would be higher in the peripheral blood of patients with severe compared to mild chronic venous insufficiency. Methods We performed a retrospective medical record review of patients discharged from Ruby Memorial Hospital (Morgantown, WV, USA) with a primary diagnosis of chronic venous insufficiency...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379058/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-clinical-findings-for-the-diagnosis-of-pelvic-congestion-syndrome-in-women-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
#13
Ana Lucia Herrera-Betancourt, Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri, Jose Duván López-Jaramillo, Jorge Darío López-Isanoa, Jorge Mario Estrada-Alvarez
Background Pelvic congestion syndrome is among the causes of pelvic pain. One of the diagnostic tools is pelvic venography using Beard's criteria, which are 91% sensitive and 80% specific for this syndrome. Objective To assess the diagnostic performance of the clinical findings in women diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome coming to a Level III institution. Methods Descriptive retrospective study in women with chronic pelvic pain taken to transuterine pelvic venography at the Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Unit of Clinica Comfamiliar, between August 2008 and December 2011, analyzing social, demographic, and clinical variables...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166694/novel-developments-in-foam-sclerotherapy-focus-on-varithena%C3%A2-polidocanol-endovenous-microfoam-in-the-management-of-varicose-veins
#14
Phoebe Star, David E Connor, Kurosh Parsi
Scope Varithena® is a recently approved commercially available drug/delivery unit that produces foam using 1% polidocanol for the management of varicose veins. The purpose of this review is to examine the benefits of foam sclerotherapy, features of the ideal foam sclerosant and the strengths and limitations of Varithena® in the context of current foam sclerotherapy practices. Method Electronic databases including PubMed, Medline (Ovid) SP as well as trial registries and product information sheets were searched using the keywords, 'Varithena', 'Varisolve', 'polidocanol endovenous microfoam', 'polidocanol' and/or 'foam sclerotherapy/sclerosant'...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164739/corrigendum
#15
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134021/endovenous-laser-treatment-of-groin-and-popliteal-varicose-veins-recurrence
#16
Alvise Cavallini, Daniela Marcer, Salvatore Ferrari Ruffino
Objectives Recurrent varicose veins following surgery is a common, complex and costly problem in vascular surgery. Treatment for RVV is technically more difficult to perform and patient satisfaction is poorer than after primary interventions. Nevertheless, traditional vein surgery has largely been replaced by percutaneous office-based procedures, and the patients with recurrent varicose veins have not benefited from the same advantages. In this paper, we propose an endovascular laser treatment that allows reducing the invasiveness and complications in case of SFJ and SPJ reflux after ligation and stripping of the great and small saphenous vein...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134020/femoral-vein-valve-incompetence-as-a-risk-factor-for-junctional-recurrence
#17
Sergio Gianesini, Savino Occhionorelli, Erica Menegatti, Anna Maria Malagoni, Mirko Tessari, Paolo Zamboni
Background Recurrent varicose veins occur up to 80% of procedures. The sapheno-femoral junction can be involved in more than 50% of cases. A detailed pathophysiological explanation of the phenomenon is still missing. The aim of the present work is to evaluate the role of femoral vein incompetence as risk factor for sapheno-femoral junction recurrence. Methods Three-hundred-eighty-one patients presenting an incompetent great saphenous vein system and eventually also an incompetent femoral tract (C2-6EpAsdPr) underwent a great saphenous vein high ligation with flush ligation also of the incompetent tributaries along the leg, sparing the saphenous trunk...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134019/superficial-vein-thrombosis-in-non-varicose-veins-of-the-lower-limbs-and-thrombophilia
#18
Gabriella Lucchi, Salvino Bilancini, Sandro Tucci, Massimo Lucchi
Objectives Superficial vein thrombosis in non-varicose veins of the lower limbs is rather frequent and may be underestimated. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of inherited or acquired thrombophilia in a sample of outpatients with the disease. Method An observational study was conducted on 73 consecutive superficial vein thrombosis patients tested for inherited or acquired thrombophilia. Results Sixty of 73 patients with superficial vein thrombosis completed the testing protocol, while 13 dropped out; 46 of 60 patients were found to have a thrombophilia (76...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121229/post-thrombotic-syndrome-following-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-paediatric-patients
#19
Klara Vosicka, Mahim I Qureshi, Susan E Shapiro, Chung S Lim, Alun H Davies
Background Although well characterised in adults, less is known about post-thrombotic syndrome in children. In this review, current knowledge regarding paediatric post-thrombotic syndrome is summarised, with particular emphasis on pathophysiology, aetiology, diagnosis and management. Methods A Medline literature review was performed using search terms 'post thrombotic syndrome', 'post phlebitic syndrome', paediatric and children. Relevant articles were identified and included for summation analysis. Results The incident of paediatric venous thromboembolism is rising...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114848/improvement-in-patient-reported-outcomes-of-varicose-veins-following-treatment-with-polidocanol-endovenous-microfoam
#20
Brajesh K Lal, Rajiv Mallick, David Wright
Objective To evaluate the relationship between patient-reported symptoms and functional and psychological impact of varicose veins following treatment with polidocanol endovenous microfoam (PEM) 1%. Methods Data were pooled from two randomized trials on VV treatment. Wilson-Cleary health outcomes path model was applied to evaluate impact of VVSymQ™ symptom score improvement on modified VEINES-QOL/Sym functional and psychological scores. Change scores were evaluated for (i) PEM 1% versus placebo groups and (ii) quartiles of symptom improvement...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
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